(1925), which attempts to measure the white man's crippling anxiety against the black man's tuneful laughter but succeeds only in contributing albeit unwittingly, to racial stereotypes.
Anderson was a heavyset Midwesterner with a leonine head and masses of wavy hair. An eccentric man, he once, in the 1920s, bought and edited two rival weekly newspapers in Marion, Va., one Democratic and one Republican.
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"I'm A Fool" by Sherwood Anderson takes the reader into the mind of a lying, ambivalent, uneducated and somewhat foolish youth.
The theme in "I'm A Fool", deals with the consequences associated with dishonesty and deceitfulness, and he is able to effectively reveal this theme with the use of dramatic irony.
The narrator believes that stealing, swearing, getting drunk, and bandaging horses is of far greater importance than a high school diploma or university degree.His father was an easygoing, improvident man whose itinerant habits resulted in spotty educations for his children.Sherwood had no formal education after the age of 14, although he did attend Wittenberg College for a short time. He served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, then began a successful business career in advertising.Regardless of its genre, it is a significant expression of a theme associated with D. Lawrence—the psychological damage wrought by an industrial civilization—rendered with extraordinary compassion.Despite his late start, Anderson was a prolific writer.It is a story of a foolish incident in which he lies to a beautiful girl in attempt to win her love.His plan backfires when he realizes that she likes him for who he is, not the imaginary character whom he claimed himself to be.He was married four times; he had two sons and one daughter by his first wife.Having deserted Ohio for Chicago, he traveled extensively in Europe.The next year, with his brother Karl, a well-known painter, he went to Chicago and fell in with the "Chicago group"—Theodore Dreiser, Carl Sandburg, and others—through whose efforts his earliest work was published.(1919), a series of fictionalized sketches of "grotesques," his term for people defeated by false dreams, people whose illusions have left them vulnerable to profound hurts from which they never recover.